So far it’s been a productive and pricey weekend after a fun shopping spree with my sister and some intense de-cluttering. I got inspired to tackle a closet in our house after listening to this Life-Changing Habit podcast episode from No Meat Athlete. We still have a ways to go sorting with evaluating the sentimental value of a lot of stuff, but I unloaded a huge carload for donation and made some tough decisions on some of my supposed sentimental stuff like old art, hand-me-downs from passed family, stuffed animals, etc. which was liberating. I also found an old stuffed dog toy gifted to Miko awhile back that’s as big as him! And he had fun dragging it around the house and playing fetch with it yesterday.
I had to add it to the donate pile shortly after when I discovered he likes to rip the stringy “fur” out and practically choke on it. But it was great listening to Matt and Doug’s take on her method of de-cluttering from a plant-based and runner’s perspective since they deal with a larger collection of running memorabilia and deciding when to get rid of race shirts and medals.
I also headed out for some shopping with my sister cruising sales in the area for a little summer wardrobe refresh. We first stopped at Sports Chalet because sadly they’re going out of business and scored good prices SPF hats for summer activities since I never seem to have enough of those on hand!
Then I took her to Grocery Outlet since, gasp, she’s never been to one! There were lots of awesome vegan deals too – organic hemp and flax seeds, organic rice protein, snacks, and oh my!
Then met my other sister and mom for lunch at Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine for a lunch feast!
We continued on surfing sales in the area like an extra 20% off Target clearance, DSW coupons for shoes, Old Navy for summer shorts, and I found this cute purse at Marshall’s that I ended up buying after seeing the happy vegan label on the tag.
I wish more purses had this label!
I probably didn’t need it, but most of my purses are more casual/utility fabric purses currently and this one looked a little more stylish and fancy, but big enough to hold books with secured pockets for multiple cell phones which is important for my job.
And I found obnoxious pink Converse shoes for $24, how could I pass that up?
I have a favorite pair of casual grey Converse that I live in during the weekend and they’re starting to show it. My sister insisted I get these because they fit perfectly and looked cute and it’s not easy finding such a good deal on ones in my size! Pink is a little scary, but it does go with a lot of my clothes.
Then we met up for a causal vegan pizza takeout dinner before calling it a day.
All day shopping can be exhausting! But so fun since I’m not usually a huge clothes shopper lately unless it’s running shoes!
After all that splurge eating though, I was happy to get back to large salads while tackling house projects at home the next day.
Today I’m planning a long run and more house work, but it’s nice getting stuff done and organized before the work week. And having an interesting list of inspiration to start the week!
Dr. Greger discusses the amount of vinegar we should be consuming for blood sugar. And why it works with side effects. And a disturbing look at the meat industry’s reaction to cancer guidelines.
LifeHacker has an interesting article about the need to like your new lifestyle in order to loose weight.
21 Memorial Day vegan recipes that will hopefully impress at parties.